Lisa Carroll

Song of Anne Boleyn

I have a long, graceful neck

or so I’ve just been told

It will be an easy target

is what I think

My fear, squashed down inside

My fate, sealed by another’s treachery

I refuse to let them see me cry

My last day dawns

Damp and dreary

I am led to the block

where I drop to my knees

“Father forgive them, for they know

not what they do…”

Darkness surrounds me as I am

blindfolded, pushed down

My long, graceful neck bare

I pray the swordsman’s aim is true

A silent prayer on my lips

For husband, for king, for country

For forgiveness…




Lisa Carroll is an aspiring author and poet, and a lover of history. She is pursuing a degree in history from Maryland University College. Lisa is enthralled by Tudor England, the Battle of the Alamo, the American Civil War, and World War II.


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Since 2000, The Copperfield Review has been a leading market for short historical fiction. Copperfield was named one of the top sites for new writers by Writer's Digest and it is the winner of the Books and Authors Award for Literary Excellence. We publish short historical fiction as well as history-based nonfiction, poetry, reviews, and interviews.
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